The Sunday Jazz Brunch Presents

Musician's Corner: Julie Kelly

Air Date: 3/3/2024 on 90.5 WICN 8am-12pm ET

Julie Kelly


Next up in the Musician's Corner series, is LA-based vocalist Julie Kelly. Born in Oakland, California, she performed with her twin sister a local coffeehouses way back in 1970, thus starting her on the road to becoming a jazz vocalist. The duo opened once for Peter, Paul, and Mary during that time.

In 1971 she spent time in Rio De Janiero in Brazil, where she performed with Carlos Lyra and Luis Eca, absorbing the fertile Brazilian jazz scene. 

Later in the decade she spent time in New York and then San Francisco, continuing to perform and honing her craft. 

Finally she moved to LA and has resided there since 1980. 

She has performed and worked with such artists as Benny Green, Nat Adderley, Ray Brown, John Clayton, and Alan Broadbent.

Her new CD is entitled Freedom Jazz Dance. Included on the album are tunes by Gregory Porter and Gordon Lightfoot. 

In the next Musician's Corner, we'll discuss two tunes from the CD, one a medley of songs written by Willie Nelson and Bill Withers, and also an original number reflecting on her time in Brazil. 

Don't miss this great introduction to some excellent songs, directly from the artist!

Yours in jazz,


HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

Yosef Gutman Levitt\The World and Its People 2024\My Soul Thirsts
Lynne Arriale\Being Human 2024\Love
Zach Rich\Solidarity 2024\Reprise
Judy Whitmore\Come Fly With Me 2024\Ther's a Small Hotel
Joe LoCascio-A Charmed Life 1996-05 O'Banion's End

Earl Klugh-Sounds And Visions Vol. 2-13 Orchestra Intro 1993
Earl Klugh-Sounds And Visions Vol. 2-14 His Eyes, Her Eyes 1993
Natalie Cole\Snowfall on the Sahara\His Eyes, Her Eyes
Jim Rotondi\Finesse 2024\Interlude
Sarah McKenzie\Without You 2023\Modinha Jobim feat Lubambo

David Friesen\The Light Has No Darkness 2024\Time Changes HEMAGE BASS 33 pc orch
Vanessa Perea\This is the Moment 2024\09 The Shadow Of Your Smile
Mike LeDonne\Winderful! 2024\007 Mike LeDonne Groover Quartet + Gospel Choir - Make Someone Happy

HOUR TWO: New For You

Mark Lipson per\Launch Control 2024\The River Runs Sweet
Robert Edwards tb\Upswing 2024\02 Baubles, Bangles And Beads
Vanessa Perea v\This is the Moment 2024\Something Happens to Me
Arve Henriksen t\Touch of Time 2024\Touch of Time

Lynne Arriale\Being Human 2024\Heart
Judy Whitmore\Come Fly With Me 2024\Come Fly With Me c Jimmy Van Heusen
Stella Bass\Look for the Silver Lining 2024\Old Devil Moon c Burton Lane, Yip Harburg
Peter Erskine\Bernstein in Vienna 2024\It's Love c Bernstein

Musician's Corner: Julie Kelly\Freedom Jazz Dance 2024/Funny How Time Slips Away_Hello Like Before
Musician's Corner: Julie Kelly\Freedom Jazz Dance 2024/River People

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Diego Rivera\With Just a Word 2024Europa
Stacey Kent\Summer Me Winter Me 2024\Corcovado
Barney Kessel & Friends-Barney Plays Kessel 1990-05 Holiday In Rio
Diego Figueiredo-Compilation-16 Picote-2020

David Liebman, Nancy Reed-Neighbors-01 Sabia 2012
Day Dream-Originals-08 Bossa 21-2020 feat Drew Gress (bass) Phil Haynes (drums) and Steve Rudolph (piano)
Debbie Spring\Tocamos 2023\Bossa Minha
Diana Krall-Quiet Nights-07 Este seu olhar 2009

Mafalda Minnozzi\Natural Impression 11 E Penso A Te
Luciana Souza-Luciana Souza-09 Samba Pra Cantar-1992
Veronneau\Jazz Samba Project\E Luxo So
Vinicius Cantuária-Vinicius 2001-03 Agua Rasa

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

Steve Gadd Band-Steve Gadd Band-05 Skulk 2018
Tanya Dennis-White Sails Blue Skies 2021-09 All to Myself
The 3 Keys-We 3 Keys 2023-08 Rhythm Speak
The Jeff Lorber Fusion-Impact-10 Valinor 2018

The Sax Pack-Power of 3-08 When Morning Comes 2015
The Crusaders-Rural Renewal-05 Sing The Song 2003
The Manhattan Transfer-The Junction-02 Swing Balboa (Down on Riverside) 2018
Vincent Ingala\Fire And Desire 2021\Aftermath
Vivian Lee-Let's Talk About Love-08 Out Of Nowhere 2018

Walter Beasley-Ready For Love-04 Ready For Love 2007
Will Downing-Soul Survivor-05 Stop To Start 2017
William Kanter Woods-Cobalt Blue-02 Rhythm Song 2004Rick Braun-Around the Horn-03-Love Take Me


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